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Aug 4, 2021

Pub Date



Age 2+

Caterpillar Cake

Read-Aloud Poems to Brighten Your Day

By Matt Goodfellow
Illustrated by Krina Patel-Sage

A diverse and inclusive collection of original poems for younger children by a top performance poet

Would you like to eat a caterpillar cake? Join a rocket race into space? See crazy crocodiles at the zany zoo or play with a furry, purry cat? Wherever these 16 fun-filled poems lead you, they will brighten your day.

Splashing at the seaside, storytime at school, playing in the bath or riding home on Daddy's shoulders - this brilliant, read-aloud collection for young children has lots to join in with and lots to explore in the brightly coloured illustrations.


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"I’m sure that you will agree that there can never be too many poetry books for young readers. This one is particularly delightful with an eye-catching front cover showing a happy little girl facing out to welcome in the reader. All sixteen poems are simple, with distinct patterns that will make them memorable for even the youngest reader. All book-loving parents and practitioners know that babies respond to strong rhythmic language from day one (if not before). I loved them all for different reasons."

Karen Argent
The Letterpress Project

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Matt Goodfellow


Matt Goodfellow trained as a primary school teacher and still works part-time in schools in addition to his highly popular, high-energy performances and workshops. He is particularly concerned to write verse for children in a way which effortlessly combines learning, confidence and entertainment for young readers. He lives in Manchester.

Krina Patel-Sage


Krina Patel-Sage is an illustrator, author and designer. Beginning her design career at a London based children’s publisher in 2012, her passion for creating innovative illustrated non-fiction grew. She went freelance in 2015 after her son was born, working for a variety of children’s publishers, slowly moving from design to illustration. In 2018 she was shortlisted for Penguin’s WriteNow illustration prize. After a brief stint in the design department at Pan Macmillan, just before the birth of her second son in 2019, she began to exclusively write and illustrate. Her first author/illustrator title is due for publication with Lantana in 2021. She is represented by Clare Wallace at The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency


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